UK Music Industry More Diverse Than Ever, Study Finds

A full report has been released...

A new report has found that the UK music industry is more diverse than it has ever been.

The report was commissioned by industry body UK Music in the wake of events such as the George Floyd protests and #BlackOutTuesday, analysing the make up of the industry here in the UK.

The full report has now been released, and it's sound that diversity is increasing, but also presents a 10 point plan for change.

The breakdown shows a huge increase in women, and those from Black, Asian, and ethnic minority communities, entering music workplaces since 2016.

Representation of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities among those aged 16-24 in the music industry stands at a record 30.6% – this is an increase from 25.9% in 2018.

49.6% of jobs in the UK music industry are occupied by women, while representation of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities at senior executive levels rises to new high of 19.9%.

There's still much more work to be done, and the 10 point plan includes some potent observations – UK Music recommends that the term 'urban music' is phased out completely, and suggested companies aim for 30% representation of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities at a board level.

Find the report HERE.

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